Samoa authorities collaborate to curb spread of measles among children

The ministry of health and education ministry are working in close partnership to monitor the early closure of schools in Samoa this month.

All primary schools are scheduled to close on 15 November and the senior schools and colleges at the end of the month.

Director General of Health Leausa Samati Dr Take Naseri said the ministry reinforces the immediate closure of all pre-schools and children day care facilities to prevent the spread of measles among infants and young children.

All schools have also been advised to avoid end of year prize giving and graduation to restrict mass gatherings and going to public places.

Samoa declared a measles epidemic earl last month.